Proposal Manager Salary

Proposal Managers in the United States take home approximately $76K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $11K, $7K, and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to Proposal Managers can bottom out near $53K or top out at around $118K. While years of experience and location impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Most Proposal Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Proposal Managers (68 percent) who took the survey are female. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$53,429 - $109,203
$53K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,773
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$16.10 - $88.22
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$0$116K
Salary $53,429 - $109,203
Bonus $253.42 - $10,427
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,234
Commission $1,963 - $20,373
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,487 - $116,927
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 910
Hourly Data $0$88
Hourly Rate $16.10 - $88.22
Overtime $1.51 - $46.38
Annual Data $0$116K
Bonus $253.42 - $10,427
Commission $1,963 - $20,373
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,234
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,487 - $116,927
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 56

Job Description for Proposal Manager

Proposal managers oversee all of an organization’s proposals. They are typically involved in all aspects of the proposal process, although they may delegate some specific tasks and oversee the final product.

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Proposal Manager Tasks

  • Achieve revenue goals.
  • Spearhead development of marketing.
  • Provide and coordinate presentations.
  • Drive strategic development.
  • Develop and retain clientele.

Proposal Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Proposal Manager


Proposal Managers flock to Kaiser Permanente for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $116K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Proposal Manager


Survey results imply that Proposal Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Tech. Writing Management, Business Development, and Presentation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe InDesign and Editing. Those proficient in Proposal Writing are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management and Business Development. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Business Development and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Manager

Pay by Experience for a Proposal Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Proposal Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 327 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Proposal Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 374 salaries. An experienced Proposal Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 362 salaries. A Proposal Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 124 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,319

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Proposal Managers, Fairfax provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Proposal Managers will also find cushy salaries in Herndon (+21 percent), Huntsville (+20 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Dallas (+17 percent). Columbia is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent.

Proposal Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Proposal Manager?

Proposal Manager in New York:
"Get Money."
Pros: Contribute directly to the firm's bottom line.
Cons: Lack of direction and proper resources.

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Key Stats for Proposal Manager

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Proposal Manager Salaries

▲29%

▲19%

▲6%

National Average
$76,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Proposal Manager Salaries




▲11%







Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
▲3%


National Average
$76,000

▼1%

▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 10%